The Writer Who Challenges the Notion that ‘Asian Novels’ Are a Monolith

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Written by Hillary Kang, and was originally published in T,
Jan 26, 2021


Southeast Asian literature is often seen as a monolith — this, despite the fact that the subregion consists of 11 countries, each bearing an immeasurable number of unique cultures and languages.

Indonesian writer Erni Aladjai is deeply familiar with the discourse. She says that the lack of distinction between literature within Southeast Asia is due to a lack of awareness.

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